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It’s been years since my dad came to see us here in Chicago. Years. We don’t really know why so much time passed. But this year he made up for lost time by staying for five weeks. I was of course filled with the usual trepidation anyone might feel with an impending five-week-staying parent, way... Read more »
We gathered a few neighbors together at our house recently to mark our son’s graduation from eighth grade. Nothing big, not even technically a party. My kid isn’t into making a big deal out of anything on his account. But grilling with neighbors seemed to fit the occasion. I smoked a brined turkey breast, friends... Read more »
Then again, you’re part of the problem. A big part. You’re so ridiculously anti-teacher and anti-CPS school, you sound like you’re on Rahm’s payroll. I know you don’t care about this, but you’ve lost many, many subscribers who are teachers. They can’t stand to read your misleading coverage of all things CPS. Like this line... Read more »
Dear Barbara Byrd Bennett, I missed you at the community forum Monday night. You know, the forum at St. Anselm’s Catholic Church? A sort of open-mic night where south side folks could talk to you CPS people? We had the Burnham Park Network brass there, but not you. I don’t know why I expected you,... Read more »
So while I’m biding my time waiting for a pie recipe from a south side optimist and sweet potato expert (you know, you can never hurry these food stories), I thought I might talk about something completely different. There isn’t a speck of food in this story. But it’s a pretty good story anyway, so... Read more »
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